Vertex Standard Introduces EVX-530 Series IS Models at IWCE 2015
If you have been waiting for a low cost intrinsically-safe digital DMR radio that is certified for use in Class I, II, III, Division 1; Groups C,D,E,F,G; Temp T3C hazardous locations, Vertex Standard has the solution. New EVX-530 IS models are now available in VHF or UHF with analog and DMR Digital Tier 2 TDMA.
The new models including the EVX-539 with display and full keypad are priced under $500.
Cradlepoint is offering a $75 mail-in rebate to end users who purchase the COR IBR1100 series. The promo is valid for purchases starting 1/27/15 through 6/30/15. All you need is your invoice and submit the rebate form before 7/31/15.
The rugged COR IBR1100 series is designed for public-safety, ems, and transit vehicles needing always-on 3G/4G LTE broadband connectivity. It is available with WiFi for most cellular carriers including Verizon Wireless, AT&T, Sprint, or T-Mobile. There are also models without WiFi at a reduced cost.
With the introduction of the Motorola Solutions Minitor VI fire pager, you now have the choice between a UL certified intrinsically-safe model or one that does not have the certification.
Intrinsically-safe electronic equipment can be used in hazardous atmospheres with dangerous concentrations of flammable gases or dust. Non-intrinsically-safe electronic devices could cause an explosion by creating a spark or excessive heat.
Should I Order an Intrinsically-Safe Minitor VI?
Unless your fire department has a formal intrinsic safety program, you probably should save the $50 and buy the non-intrinsically-safe model. Another way to determine if you need IS is to check your radio for the FM Certification label. If your radio is not IS then your Minitor VI should not need the certification.
Motorola lowband, VHF, and UHF amplified chargers for the Minitor V can no longer be ordered after 3/31/15. An intent-to-cancel notice for the RLN5704, RLN5705, and RLN5706 was announced this week. The only Motorola charger available for the Minitor V will be the RLN5703 standard charger.
It’s time to upgrade to the Minitor VI that includes stored voice capability and a 2 year standard warranty.
Need a quote to upgrade your Minitor V’s? Call us for a quote at 302-734-9250 during business hours M-F 8-5pm EST or use the form below.
Motorola Solutions announced their MOTOTRBO trade-in promotion for end users who purchase 10 or more XPR 7000, SL 7000, XPR 3000, or CP200d digital DMR two-way radios. Orders must be in increments of 10 radios on a single invoice.
You can mix and match models with different trade-in allowances and receive the appropriate discount. Eligible trade-in radios include any business band two-way radio or a push-to-talk cellular product.
The discounts will be applied on the front end and equipment returns are our responsibility including the shipping. The are no rebates for users without trade-in radios this time.
Contact us at 302-734-9250 M-F 8-5pm EST or use the form below.
Most Analog-only Models Cancelled As Digital Prices Drop
All CP110 analog radio models including the MURS license-free version can no longer be ordered from Motorola. The CP110 joins the CP200, CP200 XLS, and PR400 analog–only portables that also ended production. Only a few Intrinsically-safe PR 400 portables will be available until June of 2015.
Analog-only CM200, CM300, and PM400 mobile models have also been retired.and are no longer available. Replacement accessories will continue to be available and depot repair support remains for now.
There have been no announcements about the future of the analog-only BPR40, CP185, and VL50 radios. We would not be surprised to see them retired next year.
Complete List of Motorola Analog Models Cancelled
Cancelled CP110, CP110m Portable Models
Cancelled CP200, CP200 XLS, PR400 Portable Models
Cancelled CM200, CM300, PM400 Mobile Models
New Digital Capable Models Provide Analog Operation
The MOTOTRBO CP200d, SL300, XPR 3000, CM200d, CM300d, and XPR 2500 are the best replacements when adding radios to your radio fleet. They can be programmed with analog for compatibility with your existing system but you wont have to replace them when you move to digital.
All Vertex EVX-530, 5300, and 5400 Series Have Texting Capability
Digital DMR eVerge radios have text message capability for discreet communications and reducing voice traffic. Texting can improve efficiency on a busy channel and provides an acknowledgement the message was received.
The non-display EVX-531 and numeric display EVX-5300 are limited to 3 “send-only” pre-programmed messages. The full display models can store up to 24 predefined 32-character messages. SMS text messages can be sent to individual radios or groups with the press of a single button. Sending texts to a cell phone is not possible.
Steps to Send and Receive Pre-Programmed Messages
Sending With EVX-534/539 Display Radio
Press assigned button for TEXT MSG mode, INBOX appears
Scroll menu with A/B keys, select SEL MSG, press D for OK
Scroll with A/B keys for message, press D key for OK
Select SEND, press D key for OK
Receiving A Text Message
Press assigned button for TEXT MSG mode, INBOX appears
Most recent text message is displayed
To view sender, select TEXT MSG mode button
Delete by selecting TEXT MSB button again, select Y, D or save by pressing C button
ABC Delaware Chapter Brings Construction Technology Event to Sussex County
ABC Delaware chapter members and guests can see the latest in construction technology by attending the Kent/Sussex Dinner Meeting on December 11, 2014. The event starts at 5:00 pm at the Sussex Pines Country Club in Georgetown. Registration is required and non-members are invited.
Mobile Workforce Productivity Enhancements Using Wireless Communications
We will have hands-on demonstrations of the following equipment:
Magnum AVL GPS fleet and asset tracking showing locations, stops, arrival/departure times from a smartphone
Cradlepoint 3G/4G modems for on the job internet access and office backup
Panasonic Toughbook and Toughpad rugged computers you can use outdoors in direct sunlight or rain that will survive a 5 ft drop
Motorola MOTOTRBO SL300 digital 2-way job site radios with long battery life
3M Peltor hearing protection for the job site – win a set of the new TEP-100 electronic earplugs!
Valid for Sat-Fi, GSP-1700, and GSP-2900 Until 1/4/15
Now new and existing Globalstar customers are eligible for a $250 rebate with the purchase of a Sat-Fi,GSP-1700, or GSP-2900 satellite phone with a qualifying 12 month airtime plan. This promo is effective immediately and continues until January 4, 2015.
All Orbit and Galaxy post-paid plans are eligible except the Orbit 10 and Galaxy 120. There is a limit of 3 phones per customer.
The rebate represents 50% off the price of a new GSP-1700 hand-held satphone and 25% off the new Globalstar Sat-Fi hotspot. Whether you are in public-safety, emergency management, oil and gas, or the marine market, it’s a perfect time to purchase.
Globalstar’s new satellites provide clear voice communications using a US based telephone number. Access to the internet is also easy with the fastest satellite speeds available.
Visit our Globalstar info with products and pricing or call our office at 302-734-9250 M-F 8-5pm EST.
MOTOTRBO SL300 is Lightweight and Provides Long Battery Life
Motorola announced the SL300, a new low cost digital 2-way radio compatible with MOTOTRBO DMR conventional communications systems. Available in UHF soon, there is a 2 channel model and 99 channel version with display. Both can be programmed with digital or analog frequencies allowing for easier migration.
The radio provides 3 watts output in digital mode and 2 watts if using analog. The 2300 mAh battery life is rated for up to 15 hours when using digital and uses a Micro-USB charger. A new patented stubby antenna design and “Range Max Technology” provide enough coverage for most facilities. The IP54 SL300 can also be used with a conventional repeater.
UHF models are now in stock and VHF is expected to start shipping at the end of November.
New Active View LED Matrix Display Technology
The optional display radio includes 99 channels and a LED matrix behind the case. The LED’s turn on automatically and off to conserve battery life. Glare is minimized and displays will no longer scratch or crack. The radio will display channel number or alias, battery status, and other functions as shown below.
Compatible With MOTOTRBO Digital Voice Features
SL300 is designed for commercial applications needing basic digital and analog voice features. It supports emergency using the one available programmable side button. With standard MOTOTRBO CPS, you can program channel announcement, lone worker, radio inhibit and remote monitor (decode), MDC1200, VOX, and scan.